New Upcoming Restaurants

If you live or visiting the Philadelphia region, keep in mind there are new upcoming restaurants. From downtown to the suburbs, 2015 will add new varieties of flavors to the historical city. Here’s a link from foobooz blog owned by Phillymag on the new changes. Which of these locations are tempted to try out?

http://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/openings/

Pho: Brisket and Meatballs

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After ordering the summer rolls for appetizer, my desire for the main course was brisket and meatballs. I was curious to try something different. In the past, I usually order the seafood pho consisting of shrimp, squid, scallops, mussels, fish cake, and the rest of the ocean critters.

This time I had a different desire. The Brisket and Meatball intrigued me.  I ordered a large portion and I was surprised on how large the dish was. I could not finish the dish even though my love calls me an endless pit!

The Pho was soft, chewy and had a off white color to the noodles. The meatballs were tender on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside. As for the Brisket, it was perfectly cooked in my boiling pho dish. There was something missing…. I reached over for the home made chilli paste and dispersed the concentration in my bowl. Alas…content in my pleasurable pursuit for a Pho afternoon dish.

Birthday Wine

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This wine was given as a present from a friend of mine. My birthday was in the beginning of July. I never tried a wine similar to this taste before. My friend Sam and I very taking our time to appreciate its taste. The wine is not full body type at all. Instead the flavors are subtle and lingers on the palate.

Cafe Fulya

Locate in Queens Village, Philadelphia, Cafe Fulya is an independent cafe serving potent Turkish coffee, tea, omelettes, and sandwiches. The location is small, cozy and vibrant. If your sensitive towards caffeine, the coffee will keep you awake for a good time. I found out this location through my love. Both of us stop by to enjoy breakfast and coffee early in the morning. Its great to feel part of the neighborhood.

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The Grill

What recipes do you use on the grill? Do you let the marination sit for 3-4 hours or leave in the fridge overnight? 

Summer is here and the grills are out. Personally, I enjoy the marinates meats such as chicken, lamb, and fish overnight. The process does require more time and effort. The results are incredible. The taste of the marination in the meat is strong. Furthermore, the meats are crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. 

What’s your cooking preference? Share your tips with the community below.  

 

Garden of Veggies

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Do you grow your own garden of veggies?  I was surprised to find out Home Depot has a section where you can buy veggies like onions, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, zucchini, and more.  On the other side of the aisle, there were herbs.  These herbs include bay leaves, thyme, mint, parsley, cilantro, and more.  What are your garden plans?